Definition of trochlear in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈträklēər/


Relating to a part of the body resembling a pulley.
Example sentences
  • No significant difference in total mean chondrocyte density between trochlear, patellar, tibial, and femoral condyles was observed.
  • Inferior to the trochlear notch is the coronoid process.
  • A capsulotomy was performed and the patella was dislocated laterally to expose the articular surface of the trochlear groove.

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Syllabification: troch·le·ar

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